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Myanmar to attend high-level talks in Europe despite sanctions
Manila, (AFP) Jan. 25: Myanmar will for the first time be allowed to participate in an Asean-EU foreign ministers meeting in Europe next week despite sanctions imposed on the military-ruled state, Asean and Myanmar officials said yesterday. "This is a big breakthrough," an official said ahead of t...
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Sammanthurai Muslim businessmen complain to SLMM about LTTE tax
by Kalinga Weerakkody The Island: Muslim businessmen in the Sammanthurai area in the Ampara district have complained about LTTE taxations forced on them. The complaints have been made to the Sri Lanka Monitory Mission (SLMM) in Ampara recently. Sources from the east said that they held discussions...
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Lanka help sought for Saarc summit
Colombo, (PTI), Jan. 24: The top official of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation has asked Sri Lanka to help bring India and Pakistan to an agreement over the holding of the stalled summit of the regional grouping, Foreign Ministry sources said here on Monday. Secretary General of Sa...
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Thaksin makes plans to visit China
Bangkok, Jan 24, (TNA): – Prime MinisterThaksin Shinawatra will visit China before the third generation of Chinese leaders step down from their posts, while China has pledged continuing cooperation in terms of trade and narcotics suppression, the government announced today. Speaking after a visit...
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Burmese Border: Thai, Karen villagers flee fighting
Bangkok, Jan. 25: Burmese troops seized two base camps from the rebel Karen National Union near the Thai border following two days of heavy fighting that resulted in the death of at least 15 soldiers and displaced about 700 Burmese and 600 Thai villagers. Thai Army sources on the border said the K...
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40-50 Indian sites hacked by Pak cyber criminals monthly
Hyderabad, (PTI), Jan. 24: About 40 to 50 Indian websites, including those belonging to sensitive government agencies and corporate bodies, are being hacked or defaced by Pakistani cyber criminals every month, according to the prodigious 18-year-old `ethical hacker' Ankit Fadia. Fadia, who has gi...
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When Daddy goes out you can try and get pregnant.
Compiled by - V.Rajeny My husband and I had been trying to have a third child for a while. Unfortunately, the day I was to take a home pregnancy test, he was called out of town on business. I had told our young daughters about the test, and they were excited. We decided if it was positive, we would...
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Child Slaves Abandoned Silk Industry in India: Burns, Beatings and 12 Hour Days for Bonded Children
London, Jan. 23: he Indian government is failing to protect the rights of hundreds of thousands of children who toil as virtual slaves in the country’s silk industry, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. The 85-page report, “Small Change: Bonded Child Labor in India’s Silk Ind...
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Myanmar to host 2004 Fourth World Buddhist Summit in accord with Theravada traditions
Yangon,Jan. 22: - Secretary-1 of the State Peace and Development Council General Khin Nyunt took part in the discussions to host the Fourth World Buddhist Summit in Myanmar at International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University here this afternoon. He said the First World Buddhist Summit was...
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Thailand agrees with other ASEAN members to jointly counter terrorism
Bangkok, Jan 23 (TNA): - Thailand and other member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to assist each other in case of any terrorist attack, according to a news report of Antara News Agency. The agreement was reached on Wednesday at a workshop on terrorism,...
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Myanmar villagers flee after government attack on ethnic rebels
Ya Phaw, Thailand, (AP), Jan. 23: - About 400 villagers in neighboring Myanmar fled into Thailand on Thursday to escape fighting between government troops and ethnic Karen guerrillas, witnesses said. Hundreds of Myanmar soldiers used small arms and mortars to attack the Karen guerrilla outpost at...
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Britain criticizes Myanmars treatment of Suu Kyi
London, (AP), Jan. 23: A British official talked with opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar on Thursday, and criticized the country's military government for limiting her freedom to operate freely. The telephone conversation between Foreign Office Minister Mike O'Brien and Suu Kyi, t...
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Poppy survey in the Shan State, in March
THE joint teams of the government and the United Nations will conduct a survey on opium poppy cultivation in Shan State in March, a senior police official said. The survey will be conducted in 50 towns in Shan State by 150 government and the UN officials, Pol Col Hkam Awng, joint secretary of the g...
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Japan envoy upbeat about Sri Lanka peace process
Japan's envoy in charge of issues concerning Sri Lanka ended a three-day visit to Sri Lanka on Saturday, praising the ongoing efforts to end Asia's longest-running civil war. Yasushi Akashi, a former U.N. undersecretary general, said the peace process is gathering strength and that Japan is satisfi...
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Norway appoints new head for Sri Lanka cease-fire monitors
Oslo, Norway, (AP), Jan. 23: Norway announced the appointment of a new head of international monitors keeping track of a cease-fire in Sri Lanka between the government and Tamil rebels Thursday. According to the Foreign Ministry, Tryggve Tellefsen, a retired army major general, will succeed anot...
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DSR to provide security for foreign dignitaries
by Shamindra Ferdinando The Island: Under a plan to revamp Sri Lanka’s VIP security apparatus, the government has established a Diplomatic Security Range (DSR) to take charge of security of all embassies and visiting foreign dignitaries while amalgamating the Prime Ministerial Security Division (P...
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WHO, NEPC agreement on health recovery programmes
The Island: An agreement to collaborate in the implementation of a World Bank funded North East health system recovery programme was signed between the North East Provincial Council (NEPC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) last week at the Chief Secretary’s Office in Trincomalee. The agreeme...
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CBK mum on Japanese role in peace process
by Kesara Abeywardena The Island: President’s spokesman Harim Peiris on Wednesday declined to comment on the expanded involvement of the Japanese Government in the peace process while it was reported that the Indian Government had objected to such an involvement by the Japanese. "At this moment I...
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Tiger child abductions boomerang: Mother refuses to live unless LTTE releases son
The Island: A mother of a fifteen-year old son from Batticaloa has threatened to commit suicide by setting herself ablaze unless her LTTE abducted son is released, the army website reported. According to the mother Kannamma Yogachandran, her son Yogachandran Deepan (15) of No. 32, 2nd Lane, Maman...
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Lankan peace talks scaled down to 2 days
Colombo: (AFP), Jan. 23: Sri Lanka's peace broker Norway on Thursday announced that the next round of talks would be scaled down to two days while the venue was being shifted from Thailand to Europe. The next round of peace negotiations were due to take place at the Thai river-side resort of Nakh...
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